Making my wireless network more secure.

Soldato
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Hi all,

I'm looking into ways of making my wireless network more secure.

I'm not the best with networking. I've got WPA running at the moment,
I've hid my SSID, MAC filtering and now I wish to limit the amount of IP addresses.

I got a question about MAC filtering. If I changed ALL of my device's MAC addresses to that of my wireless router will that be okay?
 
Caporegime
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No, your network wouldn't work if all the devices on it had the same MAC address. It would also be completely pointless.

So long as you're using a decent passphrase you should be plenty secure. You really want to be using WPA2, or at least AES, though. The rest isn't really worth the hassle.
 
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Because if every device has the same MAC address, how does the switch/wireless parts know where to send traffic? It's all done a layer below IP addresses.
 
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